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>> how could you lead it? >> i don't believe we have lost it. >> we have to do better at keeping track of stuff. >> the color pink. >> 7 on your side. >> it is a simple piece of paper. >> here is the information. >> the black box. >> we are allowing people to track our every movement. >> is the fda doing enough? >> no. >> he told us, "i am going to die in the hospital." >> how many deaths before the board takes action? >> from abc 7 news, this is a 7 on your side. daschle. >> good evening. -- your side special. >> good evening. is your
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run around? 7 on your side is here to help. we are looking into wrongdoing, to get results for you. we share valuable information about how to protect your family, including what you should know before a doctor visit. for example, maryland offers a public website that allows you to dig for information about a doctor's professional record. 7 on your side discovered the site can actually hides details that you might need to know. joce sterman explains why. gallbladder surgery should of been routine for william michael john, but he seems to know from the start he would not make it. >> he told us, "i'm not going to make it." joce: what his family wished they could forget is his death. >> he killed my dad.
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the wrongful death lawsuit said that would word failed to treat complications. the claims.ied the case was settled but never reached a point of action for maryland's board of physicians. it take deaths should before the board takes action? >> i would like to say one. joce: maryland's board has never taken action against dr. woodward. according to a state website, he looks flawless. but the 7 on your side i-team found out that is far from the truth. we dug up cases that the public does not know about because they do not appear on his public record. that he hadnown lawsuits against him, would you have trusted him with your health? >> no. joce: she reached a settlement
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properly treated for a life-threatening complication after surgery. woodward denied the claim saying he complied with a standard of care. >> he can kill you. poole had no idea woodward had been sued for negligence and malpractice and his past. he did win one case, but settled the others. with that record, she wanted to know why the medical board never acted. so did we. but the board turns down our request for an interview, telling 7 on your side its records are confidential. >> one doctor had eight hospital actions it was not disciplined. citizen.lic he says medical boards are aware of patients payouts. the databank was started by congress to protect
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the only problem is much of the information can be kept secret from you. >> it is certainly important for patients, and patients do not have access to the databank that hospitals and medical boards do. joce: malpractice dates back to .5 years. maryland state law says the board only have to tell you about the last five, and only if there are three or more payments of $150,000 or more. >> they have a duty to the public to give that information out, and it is like a big secret, you know. why should it be? you put your life and that dr.'s hands. joce: 7 on your side made numerous calls and visited dr. woodward's home three times. never responded to us. he permanently surrendered his license in january. records claim he operated on the wrong part of a patient and failed to report it to the hospital. it is the loan blip on
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record. >> think about what he has done over his 20-year period, the mistakes he has made, and no one knows about it. joce: joce sterman, abc 7 news. lisa: a good way to get a comprehensive picture of your doctor's pass is to take a look at their public profile of the maryland board of physicians and check out lawsuits filed against them on the maryland courts website called case search. maryland's medical board is quick to emphasize in one word's woodward's case is not necessarily mean negligence occurred or that care was substandard. 7 on your side recently obtained from d.c. cityrt hall. a list of items worth $20 million purchase with taxpayer dollars, all of which appear to be missing. how could that happen? government watchdog investigator chris went di
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lot of things with city tax dollars. this is one of the years. the i-team obtained a list of what it cannot find. 670 items worth $20 million. mostly this is a list of photocopiers, office equipment, but there are some more interesting items, including 49 pianos, 18 of them grands, worth upward of $30,000 a piece. four walk-in coolers, a mobile pizza oven, and a playground slide. the most fastening thing maybe -- how could you lose a fire truck? >> i do not believe we lost a fire truck. chris: not just any fire truck, a c-grade ladder tractor truck.
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the city cannot find it. where could something that big go? so we found it. truck 302. it is that the training academy. >> i know we have problems with some ofer trucks, and them needs significant repairs, but they are not lost. chris: the i-team went out to = find other items on the list. this john deere utility vehicle is not missing. inside, but which the city confirmed, but would not let us inside. on a wall inside the new beginnings youth development city's missinge emergency 911 security system. while you services in northeast have a missing industrial washing machine, which is still
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>> we have to do better at keeping track of stuff. chris: david is the spokesman for the chief financial officer. thatstory has shown somebody did not do the final paperwork. chris: a lack of proper paperwork highlighted in a 2014 inspector general report, which found, "the district lacks proper oversight. t to ensure complete and timely recording of capital assets." >> it is a learning experience. chris: a learning experience that costs time and money. it is hard to calculate. now these have to go back to the last agency to be accounting for . some will be found, some will not. and while it sounds like a lot of money, it accounts for .5% of everything the city owns. >> you are always trying for
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0. chris: the city was doing me same, so lisa, what started as 670 missing items is now 36. lisa: thanks, chris. do you have a tip for 7 on your side? do you need our help? 866-266-3401, or e-mail tips@wjla.com. suchgularly bring in for as mechanics, doctors, lawyers, to answer your questions for free in the abc 7 health center. next on this 7 on your side special, if you are ever left your boarding pass behind on a plane, security experts say you have made a big mistake. the reason coming up. and where will fitness devices like fitbit help you track your steps and
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lisa: do you have a device like this to track your steps? jennifer donelan shows that the data you are collecting could be used against you in a court of law. k.nnifer: wal run. count. >> 15,000. jennifer: with a click of your wrists, you can track every step or it where devices like fitbit are helping millions get healthy. >> that is the time we have been walking. jennifer: but how can the steps then shared in court? they might stop you in your tracks. >> we are voluntarily allowing people to track your every movement. jennifer: in rural pennsylvania, a reported crime rocks the community. a woman claimed a stranger broke in and sexually assaulted her. >> it is definitely not summon you associate day in and day out in this neck of the woods. jennifer:
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an issue with parts of the victim's story. the facts were not added up. detective chris jones took the woman's fitbit into evidence. >> if you are telling the truth, you have nothing to we worried about. jennifer: jones or practice -- jones requested the woman's information. >> she said she had gone to bed, and there were, like, 1000 steps a forshee called into the police. jennifer: 1000 steps defective say was data proving she was walking around, staging the crime scene when she said she had been sleeping. >> we know we can win cases when we get this kind of them for the -- this kind of evidence. jennifer: the woman was charged with tampering with evidence. >> it will know when you are resting, when you are up and knowing. jennifer: mia loves her fitbit but not had -- but had not thought about locator data, wi-fi access points, and sell
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mia: i do and it know anyone had access to it. jennifer: check the privacy policy. the company only shares data under certain circumstances, like when it is legally required, which can include subpoenas or warrants. >> i will say i am not totally against the police using the data from it. jennifer: maybe that band around your wrist, a tool to keep you fit -- >> are you in better shape? >> i am. jennifer: and honest. >> the truth comes out no matter what. fitbit says when i get a subpoena, the company's legal reviews it and notify the owner. cell phone tracking is a common tool used by police. back to you. lisa: thanks, jen. many of us do not pay attention to our boarding passes. 7 on your side
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horace holmes found out there is information hidden on the slips of paper that can unlock a gold mine for identity theft. horace: it is a simple visa paper. when you finish your trip, what do you do with a boarding pass? >> -- horace: it was not hard for us to find many all around the airport, like this one in a trashcan, and others like this right here on the ground. this is andrew. andrew: would they invented was a two-dimensional barcode like this. cyber: he is a second security expert for lexis-nexis, and he is talking about this simple black bar. he says if you have the right tool, all you do is -- andrew: and there is the information. horace: everything is written on the outside of the boarding pass, your name, flight number, etc., but it can also contain something ee.
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identity thief can mine gold. he says the airline can go to the frequent flyer site on the internet ample of your account. andrew: i want to be able to answer them. some of the questions will be what is your pet's name. toace: all he did was go google to research, search to research, searched social media, and we easily found this flyer's dog's name. they answer the question, and -- now we are in the account. what is there? name, cellphone number, e-mail is rest, more than enough for a thief to steal your identity. the thief, now acting as you, can use your frequent flyer yours, maybe fly on dime, or worse, all of that information about you at his the , a persistent theme can get your social security number.
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horace: we downloaded a barcode reader and showed flyers how easy it is. >> all you need is your name and date of birth, and the rest is pretty much an exit headed -- an educated guess. >> and then you can copy anything and keep it. [laughter] >> i should probably shredded. horace: that is what cyber security experts suggest you do. >> horace: if you do not protect yourself, you cannot expect any body else. horace holmes, abc 7 news. lisa: still ahead, these machines are meant to diagnose and sell -- and help save lives, but
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lisa: welcome back. some life-saving hospital quitman contains almost no cyber security. as 7 on your side, it can be used against you, made legal, and there is very little being done to fix the problem. when you are sick or
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injured, you depend on life-saving , ctcal equipment, m.r.i.'s scans, and drug infusion pumps that deliver everything from pain medication to chemotherapy, all designed to save you. but the way that equipment is bills could put you in more danger than you ever imagined. >> the cyber security on my smartphone versus the cyber security built into the medical devices -- which has more security? >> the smartphone, definitely. lisa: billy is a cyber security expert who has examined for the department of defense, google, microsoft, and others. in their spare time and their own money, he and his business partner, jonathan, buy and deconstruct vital hospital equipment to find access points hackers can exploit, and they report their findings to the department of homeland security. >> it is really bad. i do not think i've ever walked away from a medical device. there is
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we looked at that literally had over 4000 vulnerabilities in one device. lisa: here is the deal -- there are no federal requirements for ever security standards on hospital equipment, which means once these machines are on a hospital's network -- and there are thousands in every hospital -- he says most are easily hacked, and settings and credible information can be changed. like on this x-ray machine. them less than 24 hours to hackett and reconfigure the system. because they are good guys, they installed a videogame. >> this is a system that controls actual radiation that goes to some patient. we put donkey kong on it. lisa: if they are bad guys, donkey kong would be malware. they can do everything to delivering lethal doses of radiation without anyone being the wise
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what he hands to homeland security. with just a few keystrokes, he immediately takes over a drug infusion pump and puts the entire amount of medicine into a would be patient. the first-ever cyber security . to thiswas issued day, he says the problems have not been fixed. both t and jonathan are quite to point out that -- they are quick to point out that this is not limited to one single manufacturer or piece of equipment or it the fda doing enough? >> no. as they come on and certify this equipment, there is no doubt they should be evaluating those for cyber security. lisa: the fda sent us this statement -- the fda plays an important role in ensuring the devices, andical
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regulatory abilities allow us to take appropriate action to protect public health. the full statement on her website at wjla.com. coming up, should my sunglasses my husband's than when the only difference is their color? kimberly exposes local
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lisa: women are paying more than men for nearly identical products. kimberly suiters found nearly a dozen examples of the pink tax and questioned attorney general's to say they are now looking into it. kimberly: from razors to rollerskates, dry cleaning to duct tape, 7 on your side ran a search of the so-called pink tax, price differences seemingly based on gender. >> i think it is pretty bad. >> it makes me angry. >> it is not right. kimberly: a recent study looked at 800 consumer items and found women, even baby
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cost more 40% of the time. is this a disk or minority -- is this a discriminatory practice? >> i think it is. they get paid less and have to pay more for stuff that they need. lawerly: there is no local pb manufacturers from charging more for products marketed for females. $4 more. the pink charger, $1 more. >> it is all the color. kimberly: so girls pay more than boys? >> basically. kimberly: the pink sunglasses, $2 more. even pink duct tape, $.20 more. is there something special that the color pink? >> my daughters like it better than they like boy. more.ly: this shirt, $3 7 on your side
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found prices favoring men for face cream, body wash, and razors. whitey think they actually do it? >> because they can get away with it. kimberly: should maryland have a gender law? >> i would like to see one. kimberly: use the power of your purse. >> i am shocked. i will have to do my own comparison shopping. kimberly: the blue has five yards more. and beware the cost of being a "female" consumer. you don't need the pink or purple one. >> i detest pink or purple. twoerly: pink scissors cost dollars more than the radwanska if you see discrepancies like that, post a picture on twitter, alsotax, #genderpricing, let me know @abc7suiters. in the newsroom, kimberly
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lisa: do you need help? reach out to us. 866-236-3401, or e-mail us at tips@wjla.com. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] lisa: have a great evening, and remember 7 is always on your side.
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tonight, a special edition of "world news tonight." night club massacre, terror in orlando. the worst mass shooting in american history. at least 50 killed. dozens more wounded. the gunman firing at will. hostages held in inside. >> oh, my god. >> the s.w.a.t. team in a three-hour standoff. >> we haven't been able to call him or text him. >> the mother in anguish, waiting to hear if her son is still inside. >> breaking details own the shooter. calling 911, pledging allegiance to isis. we're learning he bought his guns legally this

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